HoopsHype Chris Bosh rumors

July 10, 2014 Updates
July 9, 2014 Updates

According to a source close to the process, Dallas made the offer to Parsons with the belief that LeBron James would head back home to the Cleveland Cavaliers, leading Bosh to see Houston as his most attractive option. The Rockets have offered Bosh a max contract worth $88 million over four seasons, but Houston has some significant cost-cutting work to do to have that much room under the cap. ESPN.com

If James does leave Miami, Chris Bosh's intention is to also leave the Heat, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Bosh has been speaking with the Houston Rockets, who are prepared to clear enough cap room to offer him a four-year, $80 million-plus contract. Yahoo! Sports

July 8, 2014 Updates

Janis Carr: How serious are Rockets about landing Chis Bosh? GM Daryl Morey now follows Bosh on Twitter. Guess Morey thinks Bosh will tweet his decision Twitter @janiscarr

If Miami was going this over-the-cap route all along, it could have asked LeBron, Wade, and Bosh to simply opt into their contracts, saving us the drama of tracking Dan Gilbert’s private plane and Savannah Brinson’s Instagram account. But it asked for the opt-outs anyway, and it did so to save money. Here’s why: The new CBA includes an “apron” that is slotted $4 million above the tax line, which is projected at about $77 million for next season. Grantland

The Rockets’ pitch to Bosh centered on his defense and how he would mesh with Howard on that end, per a source familiar with the matter. Houston reassured Bosh that he is an underrated defender — that all the loudmouths who deride him as “soft” conveniently miss him chasing pick-and-rolls 30 feet from the hoop, creating turnovers with his long arms, and fighting hard in the post. Grantland

Seven days into free agency, Miami Heat President Pat Riley made his first roster moves to show LeBron James why he should stick around. This much is clear: Riley is confident James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade will return, according to people who have had phone conversations with Riley in the last week. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports under the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the conversations. USA Today Sports

In the big picture, the Granger and McRoberts agreements give Riley room to present James with a couple of different spending options, including the ability to give Bosh a big contract, too. But the Houston Rockets would love nothing more than to break up the Big Three, and always-aggressive general manager Daryl Morey went to work by offering Bosh a maximum-level contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told USA TODAY Sports. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the talks. USA Today Sports

July 7, 2014 Updates

Seven days into free agency, Miami Heat President Pat Riley made his first roster moves to show LeBron James why he should stick around. This much is clear: Riley is confident James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade will return, according to people who have had phone conversations with Riley in the last week. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports under the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the conversations USA Today Sports

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